I bought 3 of these from Home Depot 3 years ago because the description indicated you could place them in a sunny area. The first year only 1 bloomed so I added bonemeal to the soil around the plants as I read this will help them bloom. It worked, all 3 are blooming and absolutely beautiful. My only complaint is that they are much larger than 36”. I’m sure their growth has much to do with being placed in a sunnier area (they get about 4 hours of sun per day). Unfortunately, they’ve already outgrown the area where planted and will need to be transplanted this Fall. So, if you are planning to plant in a sunny area, be aware that they will probably get bigger than what the label indicates. Mine are 4.5 ft. tall and over 3 ft. wide and gorgeous.
Bobo® Panicle Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Loads of flowers on a tiny plant!
This dwarf panicle hydrangea will turn heads! Bobo® hydrangea is engulfed by large white flowers in summer. The flowers are held upright on strong stems, and continue to grow and lengthen as they bloom. No flopping, unlike some panicle hydrangeas! As blooms age, they turn pink.
It is compact and dwarf in habit, and the flowers cover every inch of the plant right down to the ground. This plant was developed by Johan Van Huylenbroeck, the same breeder that developed Pinky Winky® hydrangea.
Bobo hydrangea is featured in our "Halfling" magazine ad.Best SellerAward WinnerSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:30 - 36 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:White summer flowers turn pink in autumnFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8aWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeMaintenance Notes:
Prefers good, loamy soil. Adaptable to many soils, moderate moisture required. Blooms regardless of climate, soil, pH or pruning. Prune in late winter/early spring. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label recommendations for rates of application.Bobo® Hydrangea paniculata 'ILVOBO' USPP 22,782, Can 4,910
5194632312Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Indiana Designer, Indiana, United States, 2 min ago
The best dwarf paniculata on the market....so far. Great for smaller spaces. Blooms last very long but not as long as its bigger cousins, otherwise I'd have given it a 5 star reviewDavid LEVAN, Pennsylvania, United States, 6 weeks ago
We bought it from a local nursery (pots labeled proven winners) without blooms. Planted these three years ago in spring and it bloomed beautifully the first year. This so far, have been giving us more and more blooms every year, starting as a green foliage in spring to cones of white blooms in summer that turn pink in the fall. I keep them there through winter and the blooms look great for dried cuttings, they maintain their shape all the way to late winter/early spring when im ready to cut them down again. Now we ordered berry poppins and mr poppins online, and will probably come back to review it in a year or two from now.Charlyn, Michigan, United States, 48 weeks ago
These are awesome! Bought them last year, snipped the top 2 inches or so this spring on the recommendation of a pro gardener. Didn’t bloom, didn’t bloom. Worried I cut wrong. Husband says wait. Mid-July In glorious bloom! They are so luscious, so full, so healthy looking! I’ve never reviewed a plant or flower before, but these are so gorgeous I may never but any thing but PW.Julie Ford, New York, United States, 49 weeks ago
LOVE. THIS. PLANT!! I want these all over my yard once we have new flower beds developed and a couple of trees further matured! Just gorgeous! Ordered 1 from PW and picked 2 up at my local garden center. Can't wait to watch them grow. Zone 7b 2 in full sun, 1 in partial sun.Heather Cole, North Carolina, United States, 1 year ago
I have two Bobos planted in 3 foot tall pots at the end of my pool. They have flowered from the first season and are gorgeous. Covered in blooms, so much so that I don’t have to add any other plants to the pot. Worth the expense, but not really that expensive considering you don’t have to add anything. Definitely a thriller all by itself.Margaret cowan, British Columbia, Canada, 1 year ago
Don't give up on Bobo. Just some background - I have a couple dozen hydrangeas including Limelight, Quick Fire Pinky Winky, Endless Summer, Twist 'n Shout and some other newer that I can't remember the names. Bobo is slow and I waited until about the third year to see any major growth and flowering. You cannot compare it's growth rate and flowering to some of the more prolific bloomers. You also cannot overwater or fertilize must especially after the plant is established.C Huddleston, Iowa, United States, 1 year ago
I treated myself to this plant and couldn't be more disappointed. The other hydrangeas in the neighborhood make this one pale by comparison. I think it was actually larger last year when I bought it. I have tried feeding but with no success. So disappointing. I purchased this plant at a very expensive nursery and I'm confident it was well taken care of prior to purchase.gale steinman, New York, United States, 1 year ago
We have clay soils and this Bobo plant constantly shows signs of chlorosis. My other hydrangeas (pinky winky, quick fire, endless summer) are fine. The leaves are already turning yellow with green veins and they haven't even bloomed yet. What should I do?Jessie, Canada, 2 years ago
Beautiful plant However it gets much taller than 36 in About 5 ft tall and 4 ft spreadAmy Davis, Tennessee, United States, 2 years ago
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